WaveChaser Reaktor Ensemble

February 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The WaveChaser is a sample player that uses a granular synthesis engine to play any sample with independent control over pitch and time. Generating lush sequenced effects that scan and morph around the eight dimension windows, producing never ending midi playable wave sequencing textures.

For more information visit http://www.everythingturns.com/

The WaveChaser places the same sample in each of the eight windows, and then reads the waveform as the sequencer jumps from window to window in a repeating loop, each time a window becomes active it plays the waveform as it scans to the position set by the crosses in each window, the crosses set the sample position and playback length.

You can play a static window via MiDi to achieve a granular synthesis effect or you can get the WaveChaser to play 2 or more windows in a sequence and play them via MiDi or just let it do it’s thing and record the loop via Reaktor’s in built recorder, drag the loop to the desktop and then use it in your sequencer.

microGranny – pocket-sized handmade granular sampler

February 10, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Standuino microGranny is pocket sized handmade granular sampler. It uses microSD card to store samples. You can adjust many parameters of the samples and trigger them by MIDI.
more info: standuino.eu/devices/instruments/microgranny/
buy: standuino.eu/buy/buy-fraangelico/

Features:
-basic parameters of sound: pitch, crush, volume, start, cut, repeat
-micro sampling parameters of sound: shift speed, loop length, shift direction (forward,backward,random1,random2)
-lfo parameters of sound: rate, amount, destination (pitch, crush)
-instant loop feature
-micro SD card slot (plays monophonic wav samples)
-8 presets (15 sounds each)
-MIDI input (MIDI through by special connector)
-intuitive interface
-3 digit 7-segment display to keep track of editing
-2 pots to tweak the parameters
-mode switching buttons
-4 perfect response trigger buttons
-hold button
-3.5mm jack output
-volume trim-pot
-size: 11 x 7 x 4 cm
-input voltage 9-12 V

Samplr live session with Factory sounds iPad

February 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description below:

Samplr jam using only Factory sounds with iPad 2
Closed circuit t-shirt live sessions-90′s boy by diodo
Had some latency issues when I tried to play drums, sorry
My 2nd song for the RPM challenge
https://soundcloud.com/diodo

NAMM 2013: Akai MPX8 eight-pad sample launcher

January 25, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At NAMM 2013 Akai show Future Music their new MPX8 eight-pad sample launcher complete with SD card slot, built in effects and MIDI I/O.

New sample based iOS drum machine and synth – WEJAAM

December 30, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

WEJAAM – iOS MUSIC GENERATOR

Make your own music Electro, Techno, House … and share a Jam with friends.
Loop-based music sequencer specially designed for playing live, it is associated with an innovative and powerful randomization tool.
WEJAAM allows you to take great pleasure in making music without being a musician.

CREATE
It’s very simple to make a beat, just select from the Djaam library or you also can pick up from the World Jaam community the only think you have to do it’s to create you beat using the hit editor, add sound, delete sound that’s so easy…

LIVE
Give you access to a 5 pads controllers instead than knob in this way you will control simple your feeling with your finger on the screen, we also record your live session.

MASTERING
WEJAAM’s complete mastering system in a single integrated app includes Limiter, Reverb, Delay, Flanger, Equalizer, Chorus, Distortion.
​Based on feedback and requests gathered from mastering professionals, Wejaam advanced includes exclusive controls and features.

RANDOM
Random your imagination
With this exclusive features you can easily have access to one million of possibilities, during your live performance run and tap to the random bar to bring up a new pattern idea.

RECORD
Ready to go now ?
Make your own song within minutes and sound like a pro just record your live and create the best traxx ever. Then upload the song and share your mix all around the world.

FEATURES
• Sequencer 6 patterns of 32 notes.
• 6-channel instrument (synthesizer or sampler).
• 1 parametric Filter by channel.
• 2 effect sends per channel (Delay, Reverb, Flanger, Chorus, Overdrive).
• 3-band equalizer.
• Output limiter.
• Export recordings and programs with iTunes.
• Bluetooth Synchronization allows you to play with another person and have the same audio output on each device.

ELECTRIFY

December 19, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

http://apps4idevices.com/read/electrify
Electrify is a very powerful and flexible sample based groove machine. It does look a bit complex at first but that is only because it contains so many features. It’s just a matter of setting up sequences for each sample, then triggering each clip to create your arrangement. There are 8 tracks to work with and 8 layers to create variation or multiple song parts. There is a non-destructive sample editor to shape each sample and 2 effect busses each with 9 effects each to choose from. The mastering section contains an equaliser and compressor to further tighten the mix. Samples can be pasted in from the general pasteboard but it also comes with a great collection so you can get straight in and start creating. It’s worth spending the time to understand the workflow of Electrify because it is designed for live performances so it is easy to use. The live recording feature is perfect for creating both evolving loops, complete songs and interesting rhythm tracks. I love this app because it creates such good results, so rating this app is very easy….A Killer App!
Review by Nick Trass

Nils – new real-time bitcrusher, sampler and looper for iOS

November 27, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Erik Sigth has introduced Nils, a real-time bitcrusher, sampler and looper for iOS.

Here’s what he has to say about Nils:

Nils is a real time sound effect machine with a minimalistic looper. It comes with bitcrush, delay and gain for distortion. As input you can use the internal microphone, your earpods or accessories like iRig. Can also be used as a sampler, by holding the delay buffer and changing its phase. Lo-fi looping for both beginners and professionals.

Features:

  • Real time.
  • Bitchrush.
  • Sample rate (1 Hz – 44100 Hz).
  • Delay.
  • Hold delay buffer.
  • Play delay buffer.
  • Gain (goes up to 11).
  • Limiter.
  • Tape looper.
  • Export (email, soundcloud, MAPI audio copy).

Get it here >>

Samplr iPad app with Jordan Rudess

November 18, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Discovering Samplr for iPad, with Jordan Rudess

“I was surprised when I saw this app because it uses the idea i had to actually play on the waveform like we did in my app SampleWiz. It also takes it to another dimension by adding some great features including recording!”

Closer look at the new iPad app – Samplr

November 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly with your fingers. Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.

The sound at your fingertips.
With an interface designed for live performance, Samplr gives the musician quick and precise access to all the instrument functionality at any time. Unlike other apps that try to recreate real life instruments or interaction concepts from traditional computers Samplr was designed from the very beginning for Multi-Touch devices.

A fully fledged instrument.

  • 7 different play modes: Slicer, Looper, E-bow, Tape, Scratch, Keyboard and Loop Player.
  • 6 simultaneous samples (with 6 voices each).
  • 5 sound effects per sample: Distortion, Filter, Amplitude Modulator, Feedback Delay and Reverb.
  • Gesture recorder.
  • High quality audio engine.
  • Detailed user guide.
  • Import your own samples (WAV) through iTunes.
  • Ready to use sample library.

The app is priced at $4.99.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/samplr/id560756420?ls=1&mt=8
Website: http://www.samplr.net

Bangarang on Noisepad – Load your own samples

November 11, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Bangarang by Skrillex, remixed on Noisepad. Noisepad, a powerful soundboard, sequencer and live-set DJ app, available for iPad & iPhone. Load your own samples or use the in-app shop, create beats, apply real-time effects, be creative!

Soundbanks: Each bank holds 12 samples Load unlimited samples: Organize, create, (re)name, add and remove soundbanks

Sequencer: The onboard sequencer allows you to program up to 12 patterns on-the-fly, each with their own duration (1 – 99 bars).

Rhythm: Set BPM manually. Tap button for BPM: Set amount of swing (0% 100%)

Import / Export: Export individual patterns (.wav) Share samples/patterns between apps with AudioCopy/Paste

Sample settings: Noisepad offers a number of settings which determine how samples are played. Cut, hold, volume , mute, solo.

Effects panel: Real-time effects such as pitch, delay, cut-off, phase, reverb and bit-crush will bring your noise to life.

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